Magnat, which is one of the leading international providers of high-quality home and car audio equipment in more than 50 countries, offers a comprehensive range of products. Our Home Electronics division, for example, features products ranging from ultra-compact home cinema systems, to soundbars and sound decks that are currently in high demand, as well as state-of-the-art floorstanding speakers and high-end stereo electronics. The list of accolades, test awards and property rights stretches way back into the company's history, which continues to grow impressively today. Magnat is also enjoying success with new product divisions such as its soundbars and sound deck systems. A new product category of small, elegant shelf speakers was created with Magnat's Quantum Edelstein – which has been the recipient of countless test awards. This once again demonstrates that ideas sometimes result in product legends that go on to enjoy a cult status spanning decades – particularly in the high end sector. The premium Quantum Signature sound transducer and the RV 3 hybrid amplifier really caused a sensation in our anniversary year, which has continued unhindered to date.
And we are ready to continue the success story of legendary Magnat products – in addition to introducing some exciting new innovations.
Our third product division, namely the "Magnat LZR" headphone range, which has been developed using state-of-the-art laser measuring technology, will be available from September 2014. Only the highest quality materials are used for our headphones. At Magnat we are ready to create the next generation of legends!
Other key stages of development of the 70s were the development of the stable aluminum die cast chassis, market introduction of the All Ribbon series and the development year of the massless plasma tweeter. The All Ribbon 10 becomes the best-selling speaker in its class when introduced in 1978.
Magnet entered the car audio market in 1983 already. In the mid 80s, the Car 5 built-in speakers adorned the dashboards of many cars. In addition to traditional home speakers, the Car Audio products quickly developed into a crucial cornerstone of success at Magnat.
In 1992, Rainer Haas gave control of the company to American hands. Product development, strategic product management, as well as all other marketing and product-related decisions have been and are today made at the company headquarters in Germany. Due to the strong financial backing of an American group, Magnat had access from this point on to bigger budgets for test laboratories and measuring equipment. From the start, this significant improvement in product development was reflected in subsequent outstanding product series such as the Vintage series from 1995. After many years of development work, Magnat crowns its own development work in 2001 with the most elaborate speaker in the company's history - the Vintage 990.
All these many product innovations combined with endeavors and setbacks over decades always had only one purpose in mind: To inspire Magnat listeners with outstanding audiophile performances. That's why to this day all Magnat products are developed in the company's own laboratories at the German headquarters. The current headquarters is located in Pulheim, Germany near Cologne, where all threads of the company converge since 1993. Whether Technical Development or the Logistics Center or Marketing - the heart of Magnat beats here.
As one of the leading international provider of high-quality home and car audio products in more than 50 countries, Magnat offers a comprehensive range of products. This ranges from the ultra-compact home cinema systems and state-of-the-art floorstanding speakers to the high-end line of electronics.
The list of awards, test victories and trademark rights goes far back into the history of the company and continues impressively today. Ideas sometimes became product legends and from these, products with a cult status lasting over decades. In the anniversary year of 2013, the new high-end Quantum Signature transducer and hybrid RV 3 amplifier shall continue the success story of legendary Magnat products at the same level.